Cooper Kupp is a Quarterbacks Dream

Seahawks beat the Rams 30-29. Russell Wilson had 4 Tds. Greg Zuerlein missing the 44 yarder sealed LA’s fate.

I’ve been going to sleep peacefully every night knowing that Christian McCaffrey, of my Panthers, is the best pale skill position player in the NFL. CMC is still the best, but Kupp has been putting up numbers post-ACL recovery that make me worry about this made up award in my head. Kupp is averaging 8.2 catches, 101.8 yards, and 0.8 touchdowns a game. CMC is maintaining 157 yards and a touchdown a game. I mean, when you consider that Christian has thicccer thighs than Cooper.. It is amazing Kupp is so close in the stats department. Christian is the more talented player, but Cooper’s team is 1-0 against the Panthers this season. That game was played with an immobile Cam though.

Speaking of thiccc thighs. Saquon was seen warming up today at Giants practice with Young M.A playing in the background. Barkley is a freak. Either the ankle sprain wasn’t as bad as reported or he can heal freakishly fast.. or a little bit of both.

MLB Playoffs – NLDS

92-83 on MLB last season and went up 34.31 units

43-39 on MLB this season down 2.55 units

1-0 on playoffs up 2.88 units

Had an average MLB season, but I always feel more on-point in the playoffs. Last season I went up around 20 units in the playoffs. The Rays win was too easy. Charlie Morton at plus money against a pitcher lacking playoff experience are the angles I love this time of year. That Nationals/Brewers game was awesome! Milwaukee wouldn’t have lost that game with Yelich, but congrats to the Nats (and Rays). Onto the NLDS

Braves/Cardinals under 9.5 at -110 for 1 unit. Mikolas allowed 1 run in 7 2/3 innings last time out against the Cubs. Keuchel has an ERA under 3 in his last 8 starts. Keuchel has been giving up some homers, but I’ll sprinkle a little on a pitcher’s duel.

Dodgers at -171 for 3 units. Dodgers are better than the Nationals. The Dodgers have the best bullpen ERA in the NL. The Nationals have the worst. Turner is healthy. Bellinger’s inability to bend his knees in the batter’s box will continue to throw pitchers off. I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off recently, so Buehler has to get the win for Dodgers. That’s just how it works.

Thursday Night Football – Rams at Seahawks

69-58-5 on the NFL last season (2018/19) up 26.36 units

13-24 on the NFL this season down 26.89 units

Rams +1.5 at -110 for 4 units. Head coach Sean McVay is 10-2 vs the division. Seattle has their worst defense in.. well.. about a decade (allowing 22.3 PPG). McVay should be able to scheme up some big plays against this Seattle secondary. Cooper Kupp is off to the best start of his career. He literally looks faster than before he tore his acl. Kupp got injured against Seattle last season.

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Goff threw for 517 yards in the loss last week to the Bucs. He could have thrown for 650 yards honestly. Even with all those yards, it was not Goff’s best game. Still, Seattle will struggle to put up points like Arians, Godwin, and Evans did.  Jadeveon Clowney, Rasheem Green, and Quinton Jefferson are all pass-rushing studs, but the Seattle’s secondary doesn’t scare me. LA’s secondary hasn’t been terrible, but the pass rush has to step up. Dante Fowler and Clay Matthews need to dominate, while Donald is getting double and triple-teamed. Gurley gets more touches than last week and the Rams complete more big plays for the cover.

B. Cooks over 4.5 catches at -125 for 1 unit. Cooks has had 8 and 6 receptions the past two weeks respectively. Kupp and Woods are both projected for more catches by Vegas. I’ll take the lowest over/under number of the 3 against this weak Seattle secondary.

Europa League Action

92-78-9 on Soccer in 2018 up 8.17 units

51-39-10 on Soccer in 2019 up 3.68 units

Basel at +142 for 3 units. This Basel team is really fucking good. Yes, they tied some Young Boys club recently, but they won their last group game against Krasnodar 5-0. Valentin Stocker is having his best season since rejoining the club. Young Brazilian striker Arthur has been scoring recently. Kemal Ademi is averaging a goal an appearance for the club. 5 clean sheets in their last 6 for Basel. The squad is clicking. Trabzonspor played well against a bad Besiktas team, but Basel is a step-up in competition.

Besiktas/Wolves over 2.5 at -119 for 3 units.

Wolves at +124 for 3 units. Besiktas’s defense is a sieve.

Arsenal/Sevilla Parlay risking 3 units to win 1.64 units. Sevilla have Barcelona over the weekend, so they may rest some players; however, APOEL’s defense will not be enough for Sevilla’s crosses and forward play. Arsenal has some players coming back into the squad including Bellerin and Holding. Ozil, Pepe, and others will get the job done.